Temple’s catalog grows as its lineup shrinks

Over a two-day stretch last June, criminally underrated Milwaukee post-punk quartet Temple stepped into the booth at Shane Hochstetler's since-relocated Howl Street studio—for the first time since recording its...

Bandsketball returns for a second year

Last year’s inaugural Bandsketball tournament brought a wide variety of Milwaukee bands and rappers—32 in total—to the courts at the corner of Center and Fratney streets in Riverwest to determine which group of...

42 Ale House brings extra life to St. Francis

In an alternate timeline, 42 Lounge—Milwaukee’s first and, by general consensus, best geek-themed bar—could have been a massive, 35,000 square-foot nerd embassy marooned way out in Waukesha. The possibility was...

Tonic Tavern owner to open second Bay View bar

Since 1987, Gerry's Diamond Tap—a Bay View gem that was relatively hidden on the quiet corner of Logan and Lincoln avenues—was a quaint and character-laden South Shore dive where a diverse selection of neighbor...

Stream the new Piles full-length, Planet Skin

"The same actions, expecting different outcomes"—the pre-chorus croon in "Mude," partway through Piles' Planet Skin—is a strangely apt lyric for a band that hasn't changed much since its great introductory salv...